The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

The New Jordanian-Palestinian Chasm

Is Jordan reasserting guardianship in Jerusalem? Read More »

The Requirements of Nation-States Then and Today

Why Middle Eastern states failed Read More »

Problems Created by the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Dr. Michael Borchard is the Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Israel. Europe should not underestimate the Islamist movements today which is challenging the Sykes-Picot arrangements. Read More »

How Resilient is the Current Middle Eastern State System?

Professor Itamar Rabinovich is a former Israeli Ambassador to Washington and head of the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. Colonial powers built shaky foundations for artificial states that never built civil society. The one exception: Jordan. Read More »

Turkish Foreign Policy and the Specter of Sykes-Picot

Dr. Ahmet K. Han, Kadir Has University in Turkey, discusses the “New Turkey,” today’s Islamicism, and Turkey’s relations with Israel. Read More »

Sykes-Picot Agreement was Actually an Obstacle to Zionist Ideals

Dr. Martin Kramer is president designate of the Shalem College in Jerusalem. He also serves as Wexler-Fromer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Read More »

Russian Policy in the Middle East

Russian Minister-Counsellor Alexey Drobinin discusses Israel-Russian cooperation, Syria, Golan and Crimea Read More »

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: The Revolution Continues beyond Iran’s Borders

No restraint in Revolutionary Guard’s campaigns Read More »

Borders Melt-Down: 100 Years After the Sykes-Picot Agreement

A century after the Sykes Picot Agreement, the Middle East has become a political powder keg and the setting for successive armed conflicts. Read More »

Whither Turkey? Its leadership, role in the Middle East, and ties with Israel.

Dr. Harold Rhode, retired U.S. Defense Department head of the Turkish desk, discusses President Erdogan’s ties with Russia, Europe, the United Sates, and Israel. Interviewed by Lenny Ben-David, Director of Publications. Question: How do you explain the significant political change […] Read More »

British Policy, Jews and Israel

The British government has been pro-Arab since the early days of the British Empire Read More »

Has Egyptian President Abd el Fattah el Sisi Lost his Charm?

Harsh Reaction to Decision to Cede Islands to Saudi Arabia Read More »

From Welcome Euphoria to Pandora’s Box – The European Refugee Crisis, Israel and the Jews.

The massive chaotic influx of over a million refugees into Europe in recent months has sparked radical new developments, in particular in Germany and Sweden, the two countries which have accepted the largest numbers of refugees. These ongoing developments create […] Read More »

Why Are Arab States Worried in Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal?

Iran affairs expert Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall discusses the turmoil in some Arab states in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Read More »

Understanding the Significance of Protests Over Egypt’s Handing Over Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

Middle East experts Jacques Neriah, Amb. Zvi Mazel and Brig.Gen (ret) Yossi Kuperwasser discuss the implications of widespread protests over Egypt’s relinquishing control over two Red Sea Islands. Read More »